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Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations



Food Waste Reduction Grant

Smith Dining Services has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation for a pilot food waste reduction project. The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’ retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.

Exploring Big Data Through a Humanities Lens

Professor of Government Brent Durbin receives the prestigious New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is launching a project that aims to explain more fully how the 21st century “big data revolution” is affecting politics and social change. Click here for full story.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Awarded to Smith College

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Smith College a grant to support academic art museum and library collaborations for use by the Smith College Libraries and Museum of Art. The grant was developed by Susan Fliss, Dean of Libraries, and Jessica Nicoll, Director and Chief Curator of the SCMA, in close collaboration with Samantha Earp, Vice President for Information Technology. The 18-month planning grant of $165,000 will be used to develop a collaborative, college-wide strategy to promote preservation, discovery and use of our campus cultural collections. 

National Endowment for the Humanities Award

Michael Thurston, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English Language and Literature, has received a $50,400 fellowship award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a book-length study of the life and times of American literary critic F.O. Matthiessen, 1902–1950. Congratulations!


Discover How the Grants Office Can Help You

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) pursues institutional and faculty grants to support Smith's academic priorities and initiatives. The CFR team also works with faculty on identifying external research grant opportunities. We help Smith develop and strengthen beneficial partnerships with foundations, corporations and government agencies that share an interest in advancing education. These partnerships assist corporations and foundations in fulfilling their missions while advancing the goals of the college. Thanks to these partnerships, Smith continues to be an educational leader across a wide academic spectrum.

Our Services

  • Prospecting
  • Proposal writing (you will always be the expert on what information is presented, but often we can help strengthen your grant with suggestions on framing and organization)
  • Proofreading, editing and providing feedback on draft proposals
  • Helping develop a project evaluation plan
  • Assisting with electronic submissions of grant applications
  • Connecting people on campus to others who may be able to serve as a resource (e.g., we may know of a faculty person who has reviewed for the agency to which you are applying)
  • Photocopying grant application components and submitting proposals
  • Serving as a liaison to authorized institutional officials and the Sponsored Research Office

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Marilyn Woodman
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
76 Elm Street

Lynn Korza
Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
76 Elm Street

Patti Thornton
Assistant Director of Foundation Relations and Stewardship
76 Elm Street

Sponsored Research Office and Grants Administration

Emily Robinson
Sponsored Research Administrator
College Hall

Kate Wallen
Assistant Director of Grants Administration
College Hall